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One more today!! 359! One more to go to make 360. We are making good progress again. This possum was in trap T2. That is an old location and we have been trapping there since March last year. Caught over 30 possums there. But lately for at least 5 month we got nothing. Now today another possum. Maybe it was a new possum looking for a good place coming from somewhere quite different.
Your trap has been quiet I know. I checked it yesterday. Could of course also be a cat that removes possies. But your trap is in a quite narrow gully leading down to the river. And maybe we have caught most if not all possums who live in that gully.
That is how it works. There are many gullies leading from the walkway down into the bush and then to the river. And they all must be occupied by a tribe of possums and they hardly ever move over to another gully. Too steep and not on their normal path. They always stick to their path to get to where they want. The trick is to put the trap right into their path and catch them.
A trap could be a metre away from their path and they will not even notice it. Their smell is not good. My little glitter thingies help a little bit. They see that glowing in the dark and go towards it. Maybe then they want to lick the lure. And bang!
Going to be wet again tomorrow. Another downpour forecast. Maybe snow.
Also what is a mystery is that the new six traps I put in this week, the trapinators, have not caught anything yet. They are in pine tree shelter belt and I would have thought a lot of possums live in there. It is nice and dry and good shelter. Have to be patient maybe.
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